ISLAMABAD: Ghous Bux Khan Mahar, a Member of the National Assembly, expressed concern on Thursday over the slow pace of the rehabilitation of communication infrastructure in the flood-hit districts of Sindh.
During the question hour in the National Assembly, the MNA of the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) highlighted that the attention of the Ministry concerned is required as communication infrastructure is a prerequisite for development.
Seeking details of the Ministry’s directions to ensure the restoration of damaged road infrastructure in flood-affected areas, Mahar urged the authorities to expedite the rehabilitation process.
In response, Parliamentary Secretary for Communications, Shahida Akhtar Ali, stated that the Ministry and its department of National Highways Authority (NHA) were taking adequate measures to restore the communication infrastructure.
However, she acknowledged that the restoration work was at a slow pace due to procedural hiccups.
She reassured me that the concerned departments were not negligent about the issue and that the relevant directions were already in place.